Boeing and S7 Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX, via lease from Air Lease Corporation.
S7, operated by Globus Airlines, becomes the first Russian airline to fly the new and improved 737 plane.
The carrier plans to take ten more 737 MAX jets over the next few years as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its fleet.
“We always stay up-to-date with the latest developments of manufacturers and actively implement them to improve our service.
“The airline’s fleet already includes 19 Boeing 737Next Generation aircraft.
“The new Boeing 737MAX that we received today from our partners at Air Lease Corporation offers even more passenger comfort, reduced noise level and lower environmental impact.
“We are delighted that our passengers will be the first in Russia to appreciate the benefits onboard these new generation airplanes,” said Vadim Klebanov, general director of Globus Airlines.
The 737 MAX 8 is part of a family of airplanes that offer from about 130 to 230 seats and the ability to fly up to 3,850 nautical miles.
The MAX 8 can seat up to 178 passengers in a standard configuration and features the popular Boeing Sky Interior.
“With S7 Group’s innovative approach to its business and ambitious long-term goals, the 737 MAX will be a great addition to its fleet and will be seamlessly integrated in the group’s strategy of delivering exceptional performance and value,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Boeing.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history with more than 4,700 orders from 104 customers worldwide.